Laura Mercier Shine Control Pressed Setting Powder, $64
Created specifically for those with oily, blemished-prone skin, this pressed powder not only eliminates excess shine instantly but it has mint-green pigmented particles to neutralise redness caused by angry red blemishes and sensitised skin. When lightly dusted on the complexion, it forms an imperceptible and breathable veil over the skin so makeup feels light and refreshed all day long.
L’Oréal Paris Mat Magique BB Veil (Oil Blotting Powder), $18.90
Your must-have to give makeup a luminous matte finish, this handy powder contains Volcanic Perlite Infusion to soak up excess sebum on skin’s surface. Thanks to its lightweight texture, it is non-comedogenic, feels velvety smooth on the skin and leaves your complexion looking radiant.
NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, $62
As the name suggests, this pressed setting powder is made with micro-fine mineral powders that help improve the way your skin reflects light so your complexion looks luminous. Plus, it is also infused with glycerin and vitamin E to keep skin hydrated while mopping up excess sebum. Use it to set makeup right after application or carry it around for on-the-go touch-ups.
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder, $50
Made with Amazonian Clay, this powder has the ability to adapt to your skin’s condition to either release moisture to dry patches or soak up excess shine on oily areas. A light dusting over the face also helps reduce the appearance of pores for a unified and refined look.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Pressed Powder, $61
Part of the brand’s HD range, this powder is used widely in the film and TV industry as well as by professional makeup artists for its ability to give skin a flawless finish. Ultra-lightweight, it combines synthetic mica, silicone powders and silica to diminish the appearance of fine lines, pores and imperfections without leaving skin flat and powdery. Best part? It also has hyaluronic acid to keep skin surface smooth and plump.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Silk Airbrush Poreless Finishing Powder, $48
Perfect for those with oily and ageing skin, this super fine pressed powder is free of talc and gives you an airbrushed finish in one simple sweep. Made with peptides, silk proteins, hydrolysed collagen and featuring the brand’s proprietary Drops of Light Technology, it softens the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines without caking into skin irregularities. It also eliminates excess shine without leaving behind a powdery matte finish.